“It’s an honor to be compared to Mohamed Ali”: Surya Bonaly’s long fight against racism

“It’s an honor to be compared to Mohamed Ali”: Surya Bonaly’s long fight against racism – archyworldys

A quarter of a century ago, the skater was one of the greatest champions in French sport. But she was never a world or Olympic champion, because at that time, as a black, adopted and trained by a white woman, she was too different in a sport that was too codified.

Based in the United States for twenty years, Surya Bonaly now teaches skating to children in Las Vegas.  Icon Sport / Peter Steffen
Based in the United States for twenty years, Surya Bonaly now teaches skating to children in Las Vegas. Icon Sport / Peter Steffen

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